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Suzette R.

Monsey, NY

About Suzette

I started taking piano lessons when I was 4 and then learned the clarinet and played in the band in middle school. In high school I started playing the viola in the orchestra while still playing in the band. I had the best of all music worlds! In college I played in many school and community orchestras in places like Carnegie Recital Hall and even with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra! Orchestral and Chamber Music are my forte. I have been a string orchestra conductor for 10 years and love to put on a show to be remembered. My students have played at various day cares, nursing homes and sho
pping malls. We were even on the local Channel 12 News!

*** Lesson Details ***
A good foundation and a thorough knowledge of the basics will help you get the most out of your instrument. We work on this becoming 2nd nature and natural. Then we analyze whats going on in the music, a bit of music theory is covered. Then we concentrate on what we hear and what our audience will hear versus what we want them to hear and how do we make this always a little better. We go as fast or as slow as your individual learning needs to be. Of course the more you dedicate to preparing on your own with regular practice between lessons, the greater progress you will achieve.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I give private 1 on 1 lessons in the student's home. Students are expected to have their instrument, music, a pencil, and a notebook for keeping a practice log and for written coaching notes. A music stand is helpful. I bring a smile and a fun time learning!

*** Specialties ***
classic
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Melissa N. October 2, 2014
Verified Student
Our daughter loves Mrs. Suzette R. We love how Mrs. Suzette R. pushes our daughter to improve and gives her the freedom to explore the music within her through the violin. She is patient and full of joy. It's a pleasure to know her and welcome her into our home.
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Christina Z. August 20, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking in-home piano lessons with Miss Suzette for several months. Miss Suzette is professional, knowledgeable, and very patient. She is energetic and engages and encourages my daughter in such a way that keeps her interested and looking forward to her lessons.
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Joan P. June 7, 2013
Violin
Excellent Teacher

Mrs. Rivera gave my son private cello lessons every Saturday morning for several months. She always arrived on time and was always full of energy. Mrs. Rivera made sure that he understood the material and gave him several helpful tips. He did very well in his music classes. Her energy is contagious. My daughter would attend my sons lessons and it peaked her interest to the point where she is now playing the violin. Mrs. Rivera is a great teacher, she is patient, punctual and personable. You won't be disappointed.
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Suzette R.

Suzette R.

Monsey, NY 10952
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Christina M.

Haskell, NJ

About Christina

Greetings! My name is Christina and I am a recent Rutgers University graduate with a double major in both music and economics. I have had over 12 years of private training in piano, with additional experience in violin, orchestra, choir and various performance-related events. Over the years I have studied with numerous pianists and incorporated many different methods and techniques that have greatly influenced my own teaching. I have been teaching music lessons to both children and adults since high school, and am comfortable teaching any age. I do believe that a solid foundation in any i
nstrument begins with music theory, and it is something I incorporate little by little into each lesson; however, it is very important to me that the learning process be enjoyable, and I strive to make each lesson as fun, inspiring, and exciting as possible!

*** Lesson Details ***
Curricular rigor is chosen to fit the needs of each individual student, depending on whether the student is preparing for the challenges of a conservatory, or simply learning for recreational needs.
For beginners, I often refer to both the Faber and Music Tree curriculum. However, I am flexible and open to requests from students, since my goal is for students to learn, advance and enjoy the overall experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home studio--- upright kawai

second studio---travel from home

room for parents to sit

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard provided.
Student is expected to provide a piano

*** Specialties ***
Focus is primarily on Classical Piano and Music Theory.
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ross F. May 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable on the subject.
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Patricia R. July 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I'm an older student who always wanted to take piano lessons but never could (until now). Christina was worth the wait. She challenges me just enough so that I'm eager to practice, so I look forward to my piano lesson all week. My daughters are even playing again and piano music has once again filled our house. Wonderful!
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ReginaR May 17, 2011
the children are happy

christina is very engaged with thomas and lara. she is prepared and gets a lot done in a session. practicing was an issue but now they really seem to enjoy it and want to succeed. the positive reinforcement is great. thank you christina
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Christina M.

Haskell, NJ 07420
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Khalif B.

Middletown, NY

About Khalif

I studied classical clarinet at the acclaimed LaGuardia High School for Music and Arts. I traded in my clarinet for a saxophone when I first heard the soulful recording of Grover Washington Jr.'s classic, Mr. Magic. That was the sweetest sax sound I had ever heard and wanted badly to sound like that. Through the pursuit of chasing his melodic and rhythmic style I quickly advanced my skills as a musician.

That hard work paid off and earned me a scholarship to the Hartt School of Music, recently renamed the Jackie McLean Institute of Music. I studied directly under the tutelage of the renow
ned jazz recording artist and received the Jackie McLean Award for excellence. He was actually more than a professor for me. He sort of became a mentor, coach and father-figure. I owe much of my musical intensity and cultural consciousness to Professor McLean.

My experience with Professor McLean forged within me a powerful appreciation for mentorship. I vowed that I would always give back to anyone who was hungry to learn how to play music. I've taught students privately and in groups with all types of backgrounds and music interests.

As a music educator I've traveled to over 10 countries in the continent of Africa performing original music while teaching music history, (jazz history) music theory and sight reading. In California, I held workshops for high school students in the area of songwriting and audio recording.

I am most excited when I'm one on one with a saxophone student who is interested in learning how to improvise. That's my specialty. My greatest joy is witnessing that "light bulb" go off in a students eyes when they've achieved a command of their instrument.

I've had the great fortune to have performed with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Lalah Hathaway, Rachele Ferrell, India Arie, Montel Jordan and of course, Jackie McLean.

Miles Long, a provocative, soulful spoken word jazz group, that myself and long time friend Malcolm Jamal Warner(Cosby Show) co founded in 1998, has played to packed audiences in a variety of well-known clubs from coast to coast, highlighted by opening for the late Luther Vandross at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.

My personal saxophone style is a blend of traditional jazz horn influences like Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Jackie McLean mixed with the more modern melodic and funky styles of Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum and David Sanborn (YouTube for reference).

In your pursuit in learning how to play the saxophone, I am more than certain my experience, versatility and personality will benefit you in reaching your goals. I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,
Khalif B.

*** Lesson Details ***

As a teacher, I will reinforce a core musical foundation that transcends the saxophone, incorporating harmony, ear training, and instrumental technique into all lessons, for beginning and advanced students alike.

I specialize in improvisation: be-bop jazz, smooth jazz, R&B, hip hop, pop.

All students follow a curriculum that is tailored to their individual goals and designed to present challenges that help them grow. Students are expected to maintain a daily practice routine and are encouraged to keep a practice log in order to track their progress.

My teaching style is fun and engaging and I will hold you accountable for reaching the goals you have set. My goal for you in 6 months, with your consistent commitment, is to be able to read and play your favorite songs, plus successfully improvise over chord changes.
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Khalif B.

Khalif B.

Middletown, NY 10940
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$50 / 30-min
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Chris B.

Pompton Plains, NJ

About Chris

My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life. I started playing guitar when I was in my early teens and, like most kids, just thought it would be cool to play in a band and have fun. Along with my brother Jon (on drums), we immediately started to jam with some neighborhood friends and quickly honed our cover song skills. We then progressed towards writing original music and eventually formed a new band. As time went on, we both started listening to more complex styles of music and spent countless hours improving upon our playing chops to match the advanced techniques
of our favorite musicians.

The best lesson I've learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument, or that your style of playing is superior to others, then you've stopped growing musically. Perhaps you excel in one area of your playing but need further development in another. Personally, I've also learned that I enjoy sharing my knowledge of music with others and exposing students to new techniques and musical concepts.

I strongly believe that these traits are the most important aspects of teaching music to others. No matter how advanced my playing skills might progress, I’ll always be able to relate to any type of student because I’m still learning something new everyday!
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Griffin C. June 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris was great!! Very prompt. Our 9yo son could not stop practicing what he learned today!! Chris has a good strategy for teaching and explains it very well to both child and parent!
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Anthony S. June 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris is always on time, ready to go, enthusiastic and patient :)
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Christa S. May 15, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
This was Christa's first lesson ever and Chris was very patient.
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Chris B.

Chris B.

Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andy W.

Port Jervis, NY

About Andy

I'm currently a college student at SUNY Oneonta. I am going for a dual major of Adolescent Education and Biology. I am looking to tutor Biology but I can also teach middle to high school level chemistry and Physics. I also play a lot of guitar when I'm not studying to become a teacher. I have an Associates in Social Science and will have my Bachelor's from Oneonta at the end of next year.
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Andy W.

Port Jervis, NY 12771
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$25 / 30-min

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